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post #41 of 46 Old 05-10-2020, 10:43 AM
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Went for an all day ride yesterday here in southern california. There were more people out riding yesterday than I've seen in a long time. Felt like I was waving more than I was riding. Everyone waved to me except 2 people, both were cops on bikes. What's their problem? Do the motortcycle cops ever wave to you guys?
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post #42 of 46 Old 05-10-2020, 01:26 PM
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Around NorCal, seems that most motor-officers either return the wave or at least a head nod.

I'd like to think that in their line of work, they are constantly scanning the environment and look for clues as to what kind of rider you might be. Tee-shirt and shorts wearing youngin on a Ninja, beer-belly and tatted up arms with the peanut-shell helmet on a HD, or ATGATT boomer on a dualsport.
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post #43 of 46 Old 05-10-2020, 06:56 PM
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...Everyone waved to me except 2 people, both were cops on bikes. What's their problem? Do the motortcycle cops ever wave to you guys?
I find they often do.

Last year my friend and I were eastbound on the 210 near West Covina headed for Arizona. We were moving at about 75 in the HOV lane and I saw four motor officers coming up behind us in the fast lane. They were riding side-by-side and tandem (in a square pattern).

As they came upon us they matched speeds, simultaneously turned to the left and looked at us, simultaneously lifted their left hands, simultaneously gave us the parade-wave, simultaneously put their hands back, simultaneously looked to the front and accelerated away.

I think they had done it before.

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post #45 of 46 Old 05-11-2020, 08:18 AM
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Went for a ride yesterday, and since having had a couple jeeps I know of the jeep wave. I saw a jeep with a large hand sticker on the mirror, that, was very cool. Gonna look online soon and order one for the KLR. Maybe 4, one for back of camper, one for truck, one for back of helmet and one for klr
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post #46 of 46 Old 05-20-2020, 09:06 AM
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Here in central Arizona it seems that Harley baggers and trikes are the most common bikes on pavement. The HD guys seem pretty friendly and usually wave. Sport bikers often seem too busy trying to look like Valentino Rossi to acknowledge a wave.
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